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CCAguns' younger sister, Kathy, spent 13 exciting minutes of her life landing this big black drum from the dock at Albrecht's Marlin Camp in Rigolets Estates on Wednesday evening May 10th, anchoring bragging rights for the next year with her good friend, Andre from Reno, NV. Several flounder and croakers, along with one nice spec were additionally caught. With no scale to weigh the fish and a desire to return it to the water in a timely fashion, it was released. Its head was 40% larger than the 26 lb redfish CCAguns caught the previous week and was too heavy to hold upright for a better picture (maybe all the beer we drank had something to do with it?). A good time was had by all!!!!

May 13 at 3:04pm

Despite a supposed good incoming tide last Friday, the high west winds continued to push water out of Lake Ponchartrain and through the passes eastward. This reminded me of fishing the falling tides in the passes near Grand Isle so we fished Grand Isle style, using heavier sinkers and trying to keep the bait on bottom near the Chef at Lake Borgne. Working a drop-off, I hooked into a freight train that took over 20 minutes to land - an absolute blast on the light tackle we were using. The end result was a 39-1/2 inch red that weighed in at 26 lbs. I was quite proud of my medium action rod and Okuma spinning reel!!!

May 01 at 9:03pm

Why do we keep getting all these old posts? Ever heard of chronological order? This site needs serious maintenance!!!

August 04, 2022 at 4:55pm

Had an opportunity to hit the lake at famous Liberty Trace Ranch just about ten miles north of the LA state line as the crow flies. Caught a nice mess of eating bass as the lake is full of 1 to 1-1/2 pounders and they do need to be removed. Had a good bass create a swirl behind my topwater bait and then suck it down with no splash or strike whatsoever. Ran about 20 yards down the side of the lake and put up a good fight. Released and swimming well after landing. Great day to be on the water!

April 04, 2022 at 7:39am

Nice sow shot by Major Kerry P. Redmann, III (USAF--ret) while deer hunting on December 7th, 2021. Hog was shot with 338 Federal on Jackson Hunting Club lease in Gloster, MS.

December 08, 2021 at 4:48pm

Please separate the fishing reports, putting the guides' reports under another title. Most of us can't fish everyday and we enjoy seeing the reports of the individual sport fishermen rather than that of the guides. Nothing wrong with reading the guides' reports and viewing the many pictures, but it would be nice to have them separate from the non-guided reports. Thank you!

June 16, 2021 at 8:16pm

Thursday morning this buck showed up right out of the fog. Unreal experience when all you can see is 80 yards and a big deer appears out of thick fog. The old 280AI was accurate and the 202 pounder is being turned into sausage! Another great hunt at Liberty Trace Ranch in Amite Co, MS!

January 19, 2021 at 10:06am

7 year old Parker Olivier got his first deer, a 200 lb buck on January 2, 2021 on the Jackson Hunting Club in Amite County, MS. What a great New Year for Parker and his dad, Brad!!!!

January 06, 2021 at 12:48pm

While hoping to take a nice fat doe with my 45-90 in Amite County, MS yesterday, I was fortunate to have a 70lb boar come out of the woods approximately 75 yards from my ladder stand. As I raised my Browning B-78, the boar turned away, heading downhill. The old Texas heart shot was in order and I sent the 405gr Remington jacketed soft point through his derriere and out his chest. He dropped like a sack of potatoes but it was only 4:27pm so I continued to hunt. Within about 20 min, a very large Russian boar came out, walking right past the dead, much-smaller hog.. The 400lb (according to the five men it took to lift him onto a four-wheeler) Russian boar took my second 405gr slug through the shoulders. It had four inch tusks! Fortunately, the big lifting help wanted both boars and no meat was wasted. What a great hunt!!!

November 15, 2020 at 4:29pm

Tom Davis & grandson, Dason, came up from Ponchatoula to work on Jackson Hunting Club in Amite County, and we did a little prep work on Liberty Trace Ranch. While there we noticed quite some hog activity by one of the stands and put out some 'yellow call'. Dason sat for a few hours but nothing ventured out. Later, I went back to attempt to find a rifle sling Dason lost and was rewarded with a couple of nice (42 & 55 lb) sows. One shot from my Rem 7 .243 Winny with 100gr Partitions and both went down. Love it when the unexpected happens and you're prepared!!!!

September 14, 2020 at 1:18pm

Had some free time from cutting hay and decided to pick up my old fly rod and work on the perch. In 1-1/2 hours, I landed 27 - chinquapin, blue gills and sun perch, and an assortment of small bass. Lost four white poppers in the process. This was back in late June and I was asked to post it anyway, but I hope to get back up soon!

July 15, 2020 at 7:18pm

Got a late start but headed to Biloxi Marsh mid-morning yesterday. Saw plenty of boats running around, with most fisherman indicating clean water not to be found. Took a bayou further into the middle of the marsh and found some decent water in a 2.5 foot pond. Buddy caught a few small trout and all I got was a stingray, but the trout had us believing the water was sufficiently clean and saline. Fished a few other places with only gafftops to be caught over old Le Petit Island. Headed back to pond for evening bite as moon was rising. Caught a dozen or so specs (only 6 keepers), 4 sheepshead and a dozen or so reds, including a 31 inch bull that yours truly happened to hook. Kept 3 rat reds, 2 sheepshead and six trout for a few good suppers. On the way back to Rigolets Island, Lake Borgne was calm. 40 minutes from mouth of bayou to Rigolets Island!

May 02, 2020 at 2:04pm

Check this out!

April 30, 2020 at 8:24am

Another hog bites the dust! Saw several black hogs while bowhunting up in MS two weeks ago and went back last week with my 45-90. Right at sundown, this nice 150# boar showed up feeding away from me. Texas heart shot with Rem 405gr JSP travelled the length of him, coming out his cheek. Dropped like a sack of potatoes. Neighbor came to pick him up as he processes hogs whenever he gets a chance. Great chops!!! Trying to get back to fishing due to warm weather, as bowhunting has been interesting but not very productive. Seeing lots of does with fawns or yearlings, and a few young bucks. Should be a good year!!!!

November 22, 2019 at 8:12am

Sure wish Tropical Storm Barry would suck all this fresh water out of here and send it to Mexico!!!!!!!

July 11, 2019 at 8:17pm

Say, where's the best place to have a depthfinder installed on my bow??? St. Tammany Marine did a great job installing my dash mounted Garmin, but they are no longer in business. I just want a simple depthfinder for the bow and any suggestions would be appreciated.

June 23, 2019 at 8:53pm

Please provide input or experience. Noticed an interesting phenomena last night. Fished my buddy's dock over in the Rigolets. He recently replaced all his dock lights with very bright LEDs. Caught a few fish, but noticed few strikes or surface action under our lights. Also, no bugs swarming around the big, bright LED lights. Across the canal, bugs were swarming his neighbors rather yellow lights. Also noticed more fish activity and the occasional strike of a game fish under the neighbors lights. Water depth in both places is quite similar, around 4' and deepening as you go out from the dock. Then it got really interesting! All night long the mullet were jumping everywhere, except under our big LED lights. They stayed out some 50 yards from our dock. When I turned the lights off, the mullet moved within 5 yards of the dock and were making a heck of a lot of racket RIGHT NEXT TO THE DOCK! Were the new, bright LEDs scaring away the fish??? Thanks for your input.

April 11, 2019 at 10:03am

Anyone fishing the Rigolets or Lake Catherine? Made a few short trips over there in the last couple of weeks but saw no other boats. Water was very fresh to the taste and fish activity was rather minimal. Caught one nice 26' red on a rattle trap and several smaller reds. Managed one barely legal spec.

March 05, 2019 at 8:28am

Had a fun but exhausting trip with my buddy, the Dentist, today. No tide and lots of wind from the East by 8am made fishing conditions tough today, but we caught PLENTY of fish. Unfortunately, only two made it in the ice chest, a 20' red and a nice flounder.

Caught the heck out of big GafTops on pearl minnow Gulp. Kept losing tails of the minnow to needlefish, though I managed to hook three. Also caught ladyfish, several limits of small reds (too small to keep), only a few 10' trout, croaker, pinfish and one 3 lb flounder. Interestingly, not a hard head cat was caught. Just fun fishing with a good friend - that's what it's all about!!!

Look forward to taking the Miss Kitti back out when conditions improve.

September 11, 2018 at 5:54pm

Tough day at Delacroix yesterday. Launched out of Sweetwater and headed toward Black Bay. High tide around noon, but water was still quite stained. Within an hour, water was moving out, full of moss and pretty dirty. Caught one bull red but couldn't keep the Gulp from the Gaftops. Water salinity tasted like 10 ppm, about like the potable water in Leeville. Only caught two trout which wouldn't reach 10 in. Caught a record Gaftop (smallest I've ever caught) on a 1/8 in jig & Matrix Shad (see pic). Bait was everywhere so I figured it was just a bad moon. That's why they call it fishing!!!

July 26, 2018 at 7:51am

Big & Nasty is correct, Wiz. Used to try to eat them but the big ones were always full of worms. Looks like you’ve been doing well! Love to see you catching with your rope jigs! Mande and I will give it another try Thursday.

May 15 at 9:45am
A comment titled: Re: Rigolets and Lake P Results 5 8 23 in response to a report titled: Rigolets and Lake P Results 5 8 23

Had a good time fishing with Mande yesterday and getting to put some time on old Miss Kitti! Too bad mudseller couldn't make it, but stomach problems on boat are miserable. Brother-in-law landed nice 20+ inch red over in the Jordan River yesterday, so everyone ended up with a little something for supper!

May 09 at 7:57am
A comment titled: Re: Livin on Trassels Time 5 3 23 in response to a report titled: Livin on Trassels Time 5 3 23

Congrats, Mande!!!

May 05 at 4:34pm
A comment titled: Re: West Wind Causes Huge Water Movement in response to a report titled: West Wind Causes Huge Water Movement

Try this again! LA Sportsman continues to leave a lot to be desired. Not interested in 15 year-old posts. Enjoy your posts, Wiz. From October to February I'm tied up as president of my hunting club and working my ranch in MS. Don't get to fish much then as the deer and hogs are calling. Made two trips to the tressles in April and they were poor. Most catches were by trolling, a technique that is obviously beneficial but not my cup of tea. Looking forward to fishing more soon as my buddy with a camp in the Rigolets is headed to Europe, allowing me exclusive use of his place. Hope to show some good catches similar to yours!!!!

May 02 at 5:49pm
A comment titled: Re: My Personal Best on my Honeymoon!! in response to a report titled: My Personal Best on my Honeymoon!!

Great catch! Congrats!!!

April 25 at 8:18am


April 10 at 1:09pm
A comment titled: Re: Neal and Paw Paw Hit T-Funky 3 7 23 in response to a report titled: Neal and Paw Paw Hit T-Funky 3 7 23

I can see how you stay so slim!

March 08 at 8:29am
A comment titled: Re: Closing out the year in response to a report titled: Closing out the year

Happy New Year, Wiz!

January 07 at 11:16am

Satellite or radar views of weather work best. If you believed the weather reports, you’d never get to fish!!!

August 04, 2022 at 4:49pm
A comment titled: Re: No Boat Bayou Trip 6 23 22 in response to a report titled: No Boat Bayou Trip 6 23 22

Used to love the summer, Mande. Fishing and baseball!!! Not any more. Too hot to enjoy fishing and getting up at 3am ain't fun either. Let's plan a night trip!

June 24, 2022 at 6:20am
A comment titled: Re: Vampire Strikes YET Again 6 15 22 in response to a report titled: Vampire Strikes YET Again 6 15 22

Nice red! Man, that bayou is some choked up!

June 16, 2022 at 10:15pm
A comment titled: Re: Red Fish Time in response to a report titled: Red Fish Time

Nice, Wiz!

June 16, 2022 at 10:09pm
A comment titled: Re: Vampire Strikes Again 6 9 22 in response to a report titled: Vampire Strikes Again 6 9 22

Nice red,

June 13, 2022 at 1:11pm

Great pics!

June 07, 2022 at 9:39am

Man, I didn’t know you were a bait fisherman. I thought you only fished artificials!

June 07, 2022 at 9:36am

Sounds like a great trip! Wind supposed to be picking up this week, but let me know if you need someone to hand you a Shaker!!!

June 04, 2022 at 1:06pm
A comment titled: Re: College Student in Need of Help in response to a report titled: College Student in Need of Help

Hi, duck slayer, From NOLA myself but lived in Lafayette for 5 years. Best fishing I found was out of Hackberry. Lakes off the ship channel can produce some monster specs and Big Lake has spots for reds, flounders, etc. I struggled at Vermilion. Water stays pretty muddy there. Caught a 9 lb spec south of Hackberry the week before the Star ended back in 2003. Unfortunately, a slightly larger fish was first place on the board and a youngster was in second unless I entered mine. I wasn’t fishing for second so I withdrew my fish. Proprietor at the weigh-in shop gave us a cold 6 pack for withdrawing which was very nice. He knew the youngster. Good luck! Be happy to point out some map locations to fish if you decide to try Hackberry.

May 16, 2022 at 7:26pm
A comment titled: Re: Why I Don\'t Own Baitcasting Reels in response to a report titled: Why I Don't Own Baitcasting Reels

A man's got to know his limitations!!!!

May 13, 2022 at 4:32pm
A comment titled: Re: Why I Don\'t Own Baitcasting Reels in response to a report titled: Why I Don't Own Baitcasting Reels

A Man's got to know his limitations!

May 13, 2022 at 4:30pm
A comment titled: Re: Trassles 5 5 22 in response to a report titled: Trassles 5 5 22

Enjoyed it myself, Mande! Need to catch that incoming tide. The late outgoing tide is pretty fresh!!!

May 07, 2022 at 2:07pm
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February 11, 2022 at 1:16pm
Boutte, LA

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December 09, 2020 at 12:19pm